Launching cyber attacks on Israel, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and other nations
Iran has significantly stepped up efforts to launch cyber attacks and hack into the critical systems of multiple Middle East governments, including those of Israel, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and a host of other nations, according to a new report by a leading Israeli cyber security firm.
Iran’s cyber operations have become increasingly sophisticated over the past year, with the Islamic Republic aiming to obtain state secrets and penetrate sensitive online systems of various governments, according to a new report by ClearSky Cyber Security. Continue reading
House Intelligence Committee chair says $2 trillion has been lost
Chinese government-backed hackers have cost the United States nearly $2 trillion in “lost and stolen property” that was seized through illicit Internet attacks, Rep. Mike Rogers (R., Mich.), chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, said Monday.
The theft of proprietary information and technology by the Chinese constitutes “the largest transfer of wealth illegally in the world’s history,” according to Rogers, who warned that the United States is not prepared to combat these cyber threats. Continue reading